Joginder Gold used to be a Hindu. He became a Christian 8 years ago after he prayed to Jesus and his sister was miraculously cured. In India today, Christian converts are regularly harassed and even hunted for sport by Hindus.
Gold has been harassed for several years by a group of Hindus for being a Christian. The kept telling him they were going to ‘get him.’ In their latest plot they claimed that Gold stole vegetables from their carts, which he did not do. In revenge, they kidnapped him, took him to a farm, tied him upside down to a tree and beat him until he was such a bloody mess they thought he was dead so they buried him in a shallow grave, but he actually survived:
One of the Hindus told Gold that he would take him to the seller and told him to get on the back of his motorbike. Instead of taking Gold to the seller, the radical took Gold the Hindus’ farm house.
“They tied me upside down on a tree and started verbally abusing me for my faith in Christ and started to beat me on the soles of my feet,” Gold told Morning Star News.
Gold explained that he endured about three hours of beatings and torture. He added that one of the men stuck a stick in his mouth, while two other extremists held him down by sitting on his chest. He recalled throwing up at least three times before he lost consciousness.
David said that Hindu radicals have long harassed Gold and his family over their faith.
“For the past two years, they tried to implicate Joginder in a false case and told him to stop worshipping Christ or that he will pay for it,” David, a male clergy member, explained.
David added that the extremists must have thought Gold died because they threw him into a pit and covered his body with hay and leaves. Fortunately, a witness took Gold into his home and notified Gold’s family and the police.
“The man lay Joginder on a [traditional woven] bed and thereafter put the bed out on the road, and the villagers gathered up to see Joginder lying almost dead on the bed,” the male clergy member explained.
Gold was later taken to a public hospital by police.
“The injuries he suffered on the soles of his feet were so severe that they affected the veins in his head, and he suffered severe head pain along with severe pain in his chest, thigh, arm, buttock, upper back and left calf,” David told Morning Star News.
Although the police took Gold to the hospital, they initially took little action after a legal complaint was filed by a local Christian leader, according to David, who explained that police asked questions about the legality of Gold’s conversion to Christianity.
Gold told the police that he gave his life to Christ over eight years ago after seeing how Jesus helped heal his sister and witnessing the other members of his family put their trust in Christ.
Instead of asking questions about the assault and kidnapping, the police were more focused on when Gold converted and who converted him.
Notice- the police were more interested in how he became a Christians- they didn’t care about his injuries.
Hindus attacking Christians in India
This is the face of real persecution. And it is something which is coming rapidly to the West. Take a look at our societies- just in the past two days, we see how more and more quickly the formerly Christian west from the culture to the government is turning against Christianity. We are becoming unwanted stewards in the very lands that are either directly or extensions of our ancestral homes.
Regardless of you opinion of Anjem Choudary or other Muslims, he is sincere. Do not doubt his intentions- many, many more people feel the exact way he does- he just says it.
We know that Jesus ends in the end. But the battle is just beginning…